Learn to identify native plants in the NT

Recognise Plants

Would you like to learn about local native plants in Darwin? This course will give you knowledge and information on how to identify plants growing around Darwin. We will visit Charles Darwin National Park, walk around and look at the plants. Learn the skills required to recognise endemic flora to the NT. You will have skills required to recognise plants for fun or work.  This course can be completed online go to Online Course Recognise Plants

Recognise Plants

This course is nationally recognised throughout Australia

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About the course

The course can be run in Darwin or anywhere in the NT. This course involves heading out in the field to look at a range of different vegetation communities and we will talk about native plants, take photos and collect data for plant identification. 

"Excellent experience and program learning about native plants yesterday in Charles Darwin National Park. Great job James, super friendly and knowledgeable”. “I loved learning about the beautiful, interesting native plants of the Top End. James was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and the other participants were great company. Now I walk around Darwin and get excited by how many of the plants I can identify. Thanks for a great day, James, I really learned a lot”
- Kelsey & Rebecca

What will I learn?

  • Identify Indigenous and native plants in the NT
  • Acacias, Melaleucas, Eucalyptus
  • Native cherry, ironwood, green plum, sandpaper fig, kurrajong
  • Milkwood, sand palm, billy goat plum, ghost gum, wooly butt
  • Genus and common name 
  • How to recognise plants of the NT
  • Learn basic plant classification
  • Learn botanical terminology
  • Plant species reference book
  • Bush tucker
  • Vegetation types
  • Employees obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act

The unit of competency is: AHCPCM204 Recognise plants